With a four-game east coast road trip coming up, this was a win the Utah Jazz had to have.
The Jazz defeated the Phoenix Suns 94-81 on Saturday night before 19,100 at EnergySolutions Arena. They did it by jumping out to a big lead and holding on at the end when the Suns made a furious rally.
Al Jefferson had a huge game, scoring 27 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. Paul Millsap scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.